SPANA’s 90th Year

Spana logo, animal charity, Morocco, Marrakesh

Spana, donkey charity, Marrakesh, MoroccoYou have probably noticed the odd donkey or two as you made your way through the souk, or maybe you spotted a dog or cat as you did your shopping. Marrakech is home to many animals. As in many countries, some are better looked after than others. We are constantly impressed with the good work that SPANA (Society for the Protection of Animals and Nature) does in Morocco and elsewhere around the world.

This year is the 90th anniversary of SPANA. The society has been active in Morocco since 1925 and does more in this country, than any other. In fact, the Moroccan association, whose Honorary President is HRH Princess Lalla Asmaa, not only has a veterinary clinic in Marrakech, but also in Casablanca, Chemaia, Frei, Khemisset, Khenifra, Marrakech, Midelt, Rabat, Tangier and Sidi Bou Ghaba . Here are a few facts about SPANA’s contribution to the welfare of animals in Morocco over the years (and there is a dedicated Moroccan website, here: http://www.spana.org.ma/):

  • Ten veterinary centres
  • Five mobile clinics
  • 116,000 animals treated each year
  • Nine education centres
  • 20,000 children taught

To donate, please follow this link: https://spana.org/donate-now

Or watch some of the great videos and web-cams about SPANA’s work here: https://spana.org/marrakech-webcams

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